Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes II, 2017"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Dr. Pedro Leão
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Av. General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: chemical ecology; secondary metabolites; biosynthesis; cyanobacteria; structural elucidation
Arguably nature’s most talented chemists, microbes, have contributed to human medicine with many small molecules that are used to treat infection, cancer and many other diseases. The marine environment harbors a multiplicity of microorganisms, much of which yet to be catalogued. This remarkable biodiversity naturally translates into chemical diversity—we currently recognize that a large fraction of marine natural products has either been isolated from microbes or, despite being obtained from collections of macroorganisms, has a microbial origin. Plenty of chemistry remains to be discovered from the marine microbiota and opportunities for unearthing important biological activity abound.
This Special Issue will highlight: the isolation, structural elucidation and biological activity evaluation of unprecedented compounds of marine microbial origin; the potential of underexplored marine microbial groups for the production of bioactive small molecules; as well as the microbial biogenesis of novel or previously known marine natural products obtained from non-microbial sources.
Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos
Dr. Pedro Leão
- Secondary metabolites
- Natural products
- Structure elucidation
- Biogenetic origin